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Suffering from cold and sore throat, hearing loss in right ear. History of Bronchitis. Should I take Antibiotics?

I came down with a cold a week ago that started with a sore throat . My ear stopped up a couple of days later, and for the past 3 days I have been very hoarse and lost my voice. I still cannot hear out of my right ear. I don t have a fever , but feel tired. I ve had bronchitis in the past. Should I go to the doctor for antibiotics?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Mucous plug block in the eustachian tube is the reason for diminished hearing in your right ear Beth. Take Tab. Ambroxol hydrochloride 15mg two times a day for 7 days. It is a mucolytic and helps in clearing the mucous plug. That will improve your hearing. For sore throat you have to take the antibiotic, Tab. Azithromycin 500mg two times a day for 7 days. Absolute voice rest (dont talk in too high or too low pitch) will improve the hoarseness of voice. Nasal drops like oxymetazoline drops, chlorhexidine gargle & steam inhalation will give additional benefit. Take frequent sips of warm water to keep your throat moist. Avoid anything cold.
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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